BIG TEN POWER POLL
1. Ohio State (12-0 last year)
Urban Meyer won big in Year 2 at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida.
2. Wisconsin (8-6)
Three-time defending Big Ten champs play Ohio State on Sept. 28.
First Legends Division team on this list; team faces big questions on defense.
4. Michigan (8-5)
Like Nebraska’s Bo Pelini, Brady Hoke is 12-4 so far in Big Ten play.
5. Northwestern (10-3)
The Wildcats came a few plays from winning the Legends Division last year.
6. Michigan State (7-6)
Last year was an aberration. The Spartans won 11 games in 2010 and 2011.
7. Penn State (8-4)
Strong starting lineup, but depth will be an issue with scholarship limits.
8. Gophers (6-7)
Minnesota needs to take the next step after three consecutive 2-6 Big Ten finishes.
9. Iowa (4-8)
Coach Kirk Ferentz needs a quick turnaround; opening vs. Northern Illinois is tough.
10. Indiana (4-8)
Next three opponents will be a challenge: Navy, Bowling Green and Missouri.
11. Purdue (6-7)
New coach (Darrell Hazell) opens as a 10-point underdog this week at Cincinnati.
12. Illinois (2-10)
The Gophers will miss not having this team on their schedule this year.
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen||7||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke||1|
|Miami - WP: M. Latos||2||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||1|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: M. Estrada||3|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Billingsley||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: S. Miller||9|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||3|
|Tampa Bay - LP: D. Smyly||0||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||8||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||2|
|Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||5|
|Detroit - LP: S. Greene||2||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Samardzija||5|
|Oakland - WP: J. Chavez||2||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: T. May||1|
|Texas - WP: W. Rodriguez||7||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: S. Feldman||1|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||4||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Harris||7|
|Seattle - LP: D. Leone||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Street||5|
|San Diego - LP: A. Cashner||0||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong||6|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?